Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization

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Lotus Press, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 345 pages
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Yoga and Ayurveda together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness. YOGA AND AYURVEDA reveals to us the secret powers of the body, breath, senses, mind and chakras. More importantly, it unfolds transformational methods to work on them through diet, herbs, asana, pranayama and meditation. This is the first book published in the West on these two extraordinary subjects and their interface. It has the power to change the lives of those who read and apply it.
 

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Contents

PART ONE
1
The Three Gunas and Mental Nature
27
The Paths of Yoga
51
PART TWO
65
Secrets of Yogic Alchemy
87
Harnessing the Inner Fire
105
Secrets of the Five Pranas
119
The Channel Systems of Mind and Prana
149
Methods of Pranayama
241
the Forgotten Limb of Yoga
261
The Person of Sound
273
Meditation and the Mind
285
The Vedic Connection
309
Endnotes
319
Sanskrit Glossary
321
Sanskrit Pronunciation Key
325

PART THREE
165
Similarities and Differences
167
Herbs for the Practice of Yoga
185
Yoga Postures for Health and Awareness
205
Bibliography English and Sanskrit
326
Index Resources
329
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